Monday, April 19, 2010

Namco Bandai Have Released New Screenshots For Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 And Online Features

Namco Bandai Have Released New Screenshots For Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 And released new information about the Online Features in the game. Namco Bandai have also revealed that the game features a new and improved support character system that enables players to call upon allies to help in battles.

Namco Bandai have revealed that the game will have the following online features:

  • Player Match – Take on rival ninja to sharpen playing skills or just for kicks with the following match types:
  • Quick Match: Play deadly ninja roulette with random opponent selection
  • Custom Match: Define match settings and pick your battles
  • Create Match: Host a match and have challengers come to you
  • Ranked Match - Challenge and defeat players around the world to improve your global ranking and become the true ultimate ninja
  • Ranking System - Compare your skills and strengths with players the world over and climb your way up the global rankings


Press Release

Santa Clara, Calif., (April 19, 2010) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today revealed new gameplay features for NARUTO™ SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2. Based on the popular NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated series from VIZ Media, LLC, the game will deliver an evolved Support Character system and online versus play to let budding ninja around the world to flex their impressive jutsu for all to see. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 is scheduled to be released throughout North America this fall for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

To provide a true ultimate experience, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 will offer various online features including:

Player Match – Take on rival ninja to sharpen playing skills or just for kicks with the following match types:
Quick Match: Play deadly ninja roulette with random opponent selection
Custom Match: Define match settings and pick your battles
Create Match: Host a match and have challengers come to you
Ranked Match - Challenge and defeat players around the world to improve your global ranking and become the true ultimate ninja
Ranking System - Compare your skills and strengths with players the world over and climb your way up the global rankings

Staying true to the anime series, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 immerses players in the mythical world of ninja with new expansive environments, exciting plot twists, explosive battle systems and stunning visuals. The game will also feature a new and improved Support Character system where players can call upon allies for help in battle.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 is developed by CyberConnect2 and will be available this fall. For more information on the game, please visit or The NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated series is currently airing on Disney XD. For more information on NARUTO, and to view free streaming episodes of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, please visit
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About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™ and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto

NARUTO™ SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 software © 2004-2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. All Rights Reserved. NAMCO BANDAI Games logo is a trademark of NAMCO BANDAI. NARUTO artwork and elements © 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2007 SHIPPUDEN. All Rights Reserved. SHONEN JUMP and NARUTO are trademarks of Shueisha, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. This product is manufactured, distributed and sold in North, South and Central American territories under license from VIZ Media, LLC.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Video Has Been Released Of Pokémon Black & Pokémon White

On Pokémon Sunday, a show in Japan, footage from the upcoming Pokémon Black and Pokémon white was shown. the in-game footage was brief and shows the main character walking round the outskirts of the city, that was shown in the released screenshots. The City appears to be circular in design and as the main character walks around the city, you get to see the city from different angels.

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Here is this weeks Virtual Console, WiiWare, And DSiWare releases. in all there are 7 games in total coming out this week in the USA, 1 on Virtual Console, 1 on WiiWare, and 5 on DSiWare.

Virtual Console

Mega Man 4
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 Wii Points. This is the NES version of the game. Mega Man has to save the world from Dr Cossack, who is trying to proove he is the best robot designer of all time. in this version of Mega Man, You have the ability to charge up attacks.


Bang Attack
This is a 1-2 player game that costs 500 Wii Points. this is a puzzle game where you have to find identical objects and smash them. there are powerups that can be used and the game as 40 levels spread over 4 worls.


This is a 1 player game only that costs 800 DSi Points. In the game you play as a kid who has just moved school. the idea of the story is to make the football team, go out with a girl, and play through the story unlocking costumes. there are other characters you can play as, each with their own story lines.

Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr.
This is a 1 player game only that costs 200 DSi Points. you play as Donky Kong Jr. and have to save Donkey Kong from Mario's Cage.

Game & Watch: Flagman
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. in this game, you have to watch flags as they are raised and repeat it back. Game B uses numbers instead of Flags.

Game & Watch: Ball
This is a 1 player game only that costs 200 DSi Points. you have to move the jugglers arm to catch balls.

This is a 1 player only App that costs 200 DSi Points. you can use this application to create postcards. you use the DSi Camera to take a picture, write a note under it, and share the postcard with friends.

Press Release

Which is more difficult to survive: a futuristic robot battle or high school? This week's downloadable game offerings from Nintendo invite you step up and find out for yourself. Mega Man 4™ is now available to Wii™ owners via the Virtual Console™ service, sending players on a classic mission with one of the all-time great gaming heroes. Meanwhile, Nintendo DSi™ users can enjoy a more earthly brand of adventure in SURVIVING HIGH SCHOOL™ for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service. Other new arrivals include retro gems from Nintendo's Game & Watch™ series, a hand-held app that lets you create your own digital postcards and a new puzzle game for the WiiWare™ service that packs a real bang.

We've also got a fresh entry in the WarioWare™: D.I.Y. "Big Name Games" series, which spotlights new downloadable microgames created by the industry's most talented designers. This week's microgame comes from WayForward Technologies' Matt Bozon, known for his work on hand-held classics like Shantae and Contra 4. New "Big Name Games" will be added every Monday through July 26, all available to download for zero Nintendo DSi Points™ to anyone with broadband Internet access and a copy of either WarioWare: D.I.Y. for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems or WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase software for the WiiWare service. Visit the Nintendo Channel on your Wii system today to learn more about these games and to see a video of Matt Bozon creating his original microgame, Shantae NAB!

Virtual Console

Mega Man 4
Original platform: NES™
Publisher: Capcom
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points™
Description: A year after the destruction of Gamma and Dr. Wily's defeat at the hands of Mega Man, the world is still at peace. One day Dr. Light receives a mysterious letter from an unknown scientist named Dr. Mikhail Cossack. Dr. Cossack plans to eliminate Mega Man and prove himself the greatest robot designer of all time. It's up to Mega Man to save the day once again. Mega Man 4 provides action-based game play like the earlier games in the series. In Mega Man 4, Mega Man has the ability to charge up energy inside his Arm Cannon, allowing him to fire larger and more damaging blasts.

Nintendo DSiWare

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Suggestive Themes, Violent References
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Welcome to Centerscore High, where the game changes with every choice you make. Of course, some choices are wiser than others. Play the premiere "Football Season" storyline plus seven episodes for hours of game play. Kick off your story-driven adventures as the new kid in school. See if you can earn a spot on the football team and win the heart of cheerleader Beth or goth girl Raven. Unlock custom looks for your character and meet other kids who can help (or hurt) you. You cause all the drama! Continue to play as different guys or girls in other storylines. Work at the bakery and take on a local mobster. Try out for the school play. Meet challenges on the tough side of town. You can even travel to Europe! Master intense minigames and ace pop quizzes along the way. The exclusive Trophy System tracks your results. Earn four "great endings" and unlock a special BONUS EPISODE. The game looks awesome on the Nintendo DSi system, which you hold sideways like a book. Best...high-school game...ever!

Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr.
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Donkey Kong™ is trapped! It's up to Donkey Kong Jr. to snag the key and set his father free from Mario's cage. Help Donkey Kong Jr. avoid crows and alligators as he swings his way to victory. Earn points by unlocking the cage, hitting crows and alligators with pieces of food or jumping over alligators. Receive mistake icons by running into crows and alligators or missing a jump for the key. Receive three mistake icons and it's game over!

Game & Watch: Flagman
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Memorize the order in which flags are raised, then raise them in the same order (GAME A), or raise the correct flag according to the corresponding number (GAME B). Earn a point each time you raise the correct flag, or lose one of your remaining tries if you raise a flag out of order or if you let the time bar run out. The game ends when you have no tries left.

Game & Watch: Ball
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Brush up on your juggling skills with Game & Watch: Ball. Move the juggler's arms to catch the balls. Drop a single ball and it's game over

Publisher: Nnooo
Players: 1
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Create your own postcards and send them to your friends! With myPostcardsyou can take a picture, write a quick note on it, then save everything as a postcard. Just open your Nintendo DSi system, take a photo and go. You can even customize your postcards by using 32 built-in background themes, various collectible stamps and unlockable elements. Create postcards for any occasion. Use the pen or pencil tools to write or draw. Simply erase anything you don't like. Five different inks let you add an extra splash of color to your words and your drawings.


Bang Attack
Publisher: Engine Software
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Bang Attack is a fun, colorful puzzle game for players young and old. You don't have to learn how to play Bang Attack - just pick it up as you go along. The objective is to find identical objects and smash them with your little hammer. Once you have enough points, you can use the Wii Remote™ controller to swing with the BIG hammer. If there's a banana in the way, simply whack it off the screen. If you have two Wii Remote controllers, you can challenge another player and find out who's the real champ. It's not easy, though. You'll have to deploy tactics and speed at precisely the right moment. You'll also need to use special bonus objects to hinder your opponent in order to win. Bang Attack features 40 levels over four crazy worlds, ensuring hours of fun for the whole family.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, or

Namco Bandai Have Released New Gameplay Videos And Screenshots For Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom

Namco Bandai have released new gameplay videos and screenshots for Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. the gameplay videos are in-game and show some basic puzzle solving, either with the main character or with the main character and Majin. These videos come from different parts of the game and show different types of puzzle solving, environmental, moving around enemies, and trapping.

The Screenshots are also in-game and they mainly shown Marjin and the playable character in various parts of the game. some of the screenshots show more of the areas shown in the videos, and there are some screenshots of fighting with enemies.


EA Announce A Partnership With Renault Brining Renault's Electric Vechiles To The Sims 3

EA have announced a Partnership with Renault that will bring Renault's Electric vehicles to the Sims 3 via an Electric Vehicle Pack. The first vehicle that is coming is the Twizy Z.E Concept car, the same vehicle that's in the screenshots and videos provided. other items that are included in this pack are solar panels and a windmill. Using the environmentally friendly items will reduce the household bills for Sims families.

The Screenshots show the Twizy car alone and being used in The Sims 3, whilst the videos are trailers talking about the Electric Vehicle Pack coming to The Sims 3.


Press Release

Guildford, UK – 19 April 2010 - Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Renault today announced a multi-year agreement that will enable players of The SimsTM 3 PC/Mac to integrate Renault’s forthcoming range of electric vehicles into one of the world’s most successful entertainment franchises across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

This Spring, Renault’s Twizy Z.E Concept car - will be made available to download free of charge** by The Sims 3 players within an ‘Electric Vehicle Pack’ (EVP), which will comprise a number of sustainable environmental items including solar panels and a windmill. The use of the EVP inside The Sims 3 will have positive repercussions for a player’s in-game family by reducing their weekly virtual household bills.

“This partnership delivers benefits for Renault and the consumer that are unique in today’s media landscape,” said Elizabeth Harz, Senior Vice President of Global Media Sales for EA. “Millions of The Sims 3 players will be able to download Renault concept vehicles and have a deep experience with the brand, while receiving genuine added gameplay value.”

“The Sims 3 players have demonstrated consistent enthusiasm for bringing cool ‘real world’ brands into their virtual world,” said Steve Seabolt, VP of Global Brand Development for The Sims. “We’re excited to work with Renault on their electric vehicles and have them available for download for The Sims 3.”

“Electric vehicles are going to appeal to younger, more socially conscious customers and especially early adopters,” said Stephen Norman, SVP, Global Marketing for the Renault Group. “This is the heartland of The Sims 3 community and it thus provides a great innovative way to build the Renault Brand just ahead of the Renault range of affordable electric vehicles themselves.”

This partnership was negotiated by OMD Fuse International on behalf of Renault.
According to NPD data, Chart-track UK, Gfk France, Gfk Spain, Gfk-MCC Germany and EA internal estimate
**Download expires April 1, 2012. Update to the latest version of The Sims 3 launcher required for download. Download requires EA Online Account and online game registration with serial code enclosed with The Sims 3. EA Online Terms & Conditions can be found Minimum age requirements to register for an EA Online Account vary by country. See The Sims 3 product for details. Offer may not be substituted, transferred, exchanged, sold or redeemed for cash or other goods or services. Void in US, Canada and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.

About The Sims
The Sims franchise celebrates its ten year anniversary this year and an impressive more than 125 million units sold since its launch in February 2000. Now translated into 22 different languages and available in 60 different countries, The Sims has quickly become a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. Since its June 2009 launch, The Sims 3 has sold more than 4.5 million copies worldwide to date and holds the #1 best-selling PC title for 2009 in North America and Europe. Fan intensity is evidenced through the 130 million downloads of player created content including: Sims, houses, stories and more. The Sims 3 community site,, welcomes up to four million unique visitors monthly, handles 300 content downloads every minute and nearly 2 million uploads have been made to date, including 20 movies each hour. The Sims 3 YouTube Channel is in the top ten most viewed sponsored channels of all time with more than 28 million video views. Visit The Sims 3 official website to see what the players are creating at or the official YouTube Channel for The Sims at

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA™, EA SPORTS™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO and The Sims are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.

About Renault Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles represent the clean-break solution that can put zero-emission mobility within everybody’s reach. In line with the brand’s Renault-eco2 environmental policy, Renault ZE electric vehicles are poised to be marketed on a large scale with a view to taking a decisive stand on the environmental front. This clean break already possesses significant political support around the world in the form of tax incentives based on CO2 emission savings, as well as infrastructure development for electricity-based mobility. Renault will be selling affordable mass-production electric vehicles from 2011. Visit the Renault Z.E. official website at

About TWIZY Z.E. CONCEPT: 100% electric, 100% practical, 100% innovative
Twizy Z.E. is the definitive city-car for busy people seeking an efficient and practical means of mobility. It is an innovative response to the challenge of urban mobility. With its four-wheel chassis, Twizy Z.E. offers the driver and passenger – seated one behind the other – an all-electric means of transport, which produces no CO2 emissions. Twizy Z.E. is an all-electric vehicle aimed primarily at busy city dwellers who need to pick their way through the urban jungle. Every day, they juggle work commitments with a busy social life, so efficiency, speed and simplicity are key. The ultra-compact dimensions of Twizy Z.E. (2.30m in length, and just 1.13m wide) ensure that it is nimble enough for urban use. The four-wheel arrangement, open bodywork and a seat format which puts the driver and passenger behind one another express Twizy Z.E.'s distinctive character.

Audio Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest)

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  • PS3: Musician, Ochre, has announced that his track "Infotain Me" will be in Little Big Planet 2

  • PSP: Sony has announced they are releasing Playstation Minis-esque on the Japan PSN

  • PC: Starcraft 2 has been rated Adults Only in South Korea

  • DSiXL: NPD figures reveal that only 141K DSi XLs were sold in the USA in March

  • Square Enix reveal they are excited about Motion Controls, they have faith in Natal and Move.

  • Wii Wright has reportedly signed an agreement with the Science Channel to produce programming

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • PSP: Prinny 2 Dawn of the Great Pantsu War DLC in Japan has been released costing just 10 yen (5-10p)

  • iPad: its reported that the iPad had 0.03% of all web traffic during its first week on sale. (iPhone has 0.51%)

  • Wii: Its reported that Just Dance has sold 1 Million units in the USA from November to March

  • Digital Foundry have new indepth analysis/comparison of Final Fantasy XIII, confirms PS3 version is superior

  • Sqaure Enix have teased on twitter that they are working on an unannounced game, people will be shocked and stocked

  • PS3: the latest OPM UK Podcast teases that a open world game with user generated content is coming to this year

  • Wii: Resident Evil Spin off, with exploration/on rails shooting/3rd person shooting, rumoured to have be shown last week

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